SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria | SSC CHSL Age Limit and More


The Staff Selection Commision (SSC) is going to conduct the SSC CHSL 2019 examination to recruit the Lower Division Clerks (LDCs)  for various Central Government offices in locations across the country. If you are one of the lakhs of aspirants who are trying to crack SSC CHSL 2019, then you need to get all the important information about the exam. One of the most important information that you need is knowing the SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria. What is the SSC CHSL Age Limit? What are the minimum educational qualifications that you need to have? Here, we are going to find the answers to all those questions and others as well.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Complete Details

Let us take a quick look at the different factors for SSC CHSL Qualification 2019. You need to fulfill all the criteria to be eligible to appear for SSC CHSL 2019.


  • Candidates appearing for the SSC CHSL exam must be a citizen of India

  • Candidates from Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibetan refugees are also eligible, subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria as mandated by Government of India.

SSC CHSL Age Limit

  • Your age should be between 18 years and 27 years (as on 01.08.2019)
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories would be allowed relaxation in the upper age limit, depending on the category that they belong to. The following table gives the details of SSC CHSL Age Relaxation:
Code No. Category Permissible age relaxation
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years
04 PwD + OBC 13 years
05 PwD + SC/ ST 15 years
09 Ex-Servicemen 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Educational Qualification

  •  You should have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University. If you have not yet acquired but will acquire the educational qualification, then you would have to produce documentary evidence from the Board/ University in support thereof as on 01.08.2018 will also be eligible.
  • If you are applying for the post Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG), then you should have passed your 12th Standard in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or should have an equivalent degree

Important Thing to Note

As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.1995 published in Gazette of India, all the degree/ diplomas/ certificates including technical education degree/ diploma awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.

Eligibility for Candidates with Disabilities

Definition –  Candidates with 40% and more physical disability, would be considered as Person with Disability (PwD) Candidates. This type of candidates can get the reservation under PwD Category.

Candidates who belong to following PwD Categories can apply for SSC CHSL 2019 Examination:

  • OH – Orthopedically Handicapped
  • OA – One Arm affected
  • OL – One Leg affected
  • OAL – One Arm and one Leg affected
  • BL – Both Legs affected
  • B – Blind
  • LV – Low Vision
  • PD – Partially Deaf
  • D – Deaf
  • PB – Partially Blind
  • HH – Hearing Handicapped

Please note that this is just tentative information. Please refer to the official notification for SSC CHSL 2019 for more details on SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria.

SSC CHSL Application Process

If you find yourself to be eligible, you need to deal with the SSC CHSL Application Process. You need to fill the SSC CHSL Application Form Online as that is the only accepted way of applying for SSC CHSL 2019. You need to go to the official website of SSC and complete the process. You can click on the button below to know more about the SSC CHSL Application Process and how you can go for SSC CHSL Apply Online.

SSC CHSL Application Process 2019

This would all the information that you need about the SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2019. Hope this article was of help to you. For more information on SSC CHSL 2019, click on the following links.

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